Kate flies the flag for moms! The Duchess says no mother is ‘immune to anxiety and depression’ in a video message over her new role as patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance
- Kate Middleton said on video that no mother is ‘immune to anxiety and depression’
- Royal, 40, shared a clip when she became a patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance
- Mother of three has focused on early years support and mental health in her actual career
The Duchess of Cambridge has said that no mother is ‘immune to experiencing anxiety and depression‘ in a new video to mark becoming a sponsor of a ‘fantastic organization’ that supports women’s mental health.
Kate Middleton, 40, said it was crucial that those who were ‘struggling’ received the ‘right support at the right time’ and also urged society to do its part, saying everyone needed to help ‘parents and carers, and all those who are raising children today’.
Her words were delivered in a recorded video message to mark her new role as patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA), announced during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which ends on Sunday.
The mother of three has focused on early years support and mental health in her royal career.
The MMHA is a UK-wide charity and network of over 100 organizations working to ensure that women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to high-quality, comprehensive care and support.
The Duchess of Cambridge has said that no mother is “immune from experiencing anxiety and depression” in a new video to mark becoming a patron of a “fantastic organisation” that supports women’s mental health.
The Duchess said in her video that the week’s message was about the “power and importance of connection” and how the past two years had reminded everyone of the role of relationships in long-term health and happiness. , especially early in life. for infants
She added: ‘But we all know that pregnancy, childbirth and the first few months and years of a child’s life can be very demanding. Parents often feel alone and overwhelmed by these early years.
Around 20 per cent of women in the UK are reported to experience perinatal mental illness.
‘Sadly, we also know that many more are suffering in silence. No one is immune from experiencing anxiety and depression during this time.
The mother of three has focused on early years support and mental health in her royal career. She is pictured with Prince William and his children Prince Louis, right, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
“It is therefore crucial that all those who may be struggling receive the right support at the right time, so that they can share these feelings without fear of judgment and can access the information, care and support they need to recover. .’
The MMHA’s Everyone’s Business campaign is calling on all UK women experiencing mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy to get the care and support their families need.
The charity says that around one in five women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first few years after having a baby and the pandemic has increased the mental health risks faced by new and expectant mothers, who if left untreated they could have a devastating impact on a woman. .
Kate has made early childhood development one of the main pillars of her public role and her latest sponsorship complements the work she is trying to do through her Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood. She appears in the Easter photo with Prince William, Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
Kate went on to highlight how charities have been working together to raise awareness of these issues: “Much of this vital work has been led by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, a fantastic organization that I am so proud to become a patron of today.”
There is much more to do. And it’s up to each and every one of us to support parents and caregivers, and all those who are raising children today.
‘Because by ensuring that the next generation of children can thrive, we can help build a stronger, healthier and richer society that benefits us all.’
Kate has made early childhood development one of the main pillars of her public role and her latest sponsorship complements the work she is trying to do through her Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood.
Luciana Berger, president of the MMHA which was founded in 2011, said they were “honored” that Kate had become their patron.
She added: “The Duchess’s long-standing dedication to the early years and keen interest in mental health marry beautifully with the Alliance’s mission to ensure that all mothers, babies and families affected by perinatal mental health issues can access needed care and support.
“We look forward to working with the Duchess to make this goal a reality for all.”